Coronation Street actor Jimmi Harkishin, better known as Dev, visited Earls Barton-based Barker Shoes on Tuesday this week.
He was invited along by factory shop manager Nita Gujral, who said Jimmi is a friend of a friend.
Nita added: “He was given a tour of the factory accompanied by the managing director Alan Pringle (pictured above, far right, with director Rajiv Gujral, Nita Gujral and Jimmi).
“He showed a lot of interest in how we make the shoes and spoke to lots of people.”
Jimmi was presented with a pair of shoes at the end of the tour.
Barker Shoes was founded in 1880.